Taxation: A very Short Introduction by Stephen Smith now available

Stephen Smith's new book on taxation, published by Oxford University Press (OUP), is now available. It is the second book that he has written for the OUP "Very Short Introduction" series with the first, "Environmental Economics", being published in 2011. The "Very Short Introduction" series are a highly regarded selection of introductory texts written to familiarise readers with highly challenging topics in a brief yet comprehensive manner.
In this publication Stephen Smith explains the balance that tax policy makers have to strike between the effects on citizens and those on the economy. He argues that a more comprehensive understanding of the nature of tax policy, and the role and effects of different taxes, would aid public decisions on these issues.

Aureo de Paula appointed as a managing editor for Review of Economic Studies

From 1st August 2015, Aureo de Paula has been appointed as a managing editor for the Review of Economic Studies.

Students put CORE Econ syllabus to the test

Read more about the CORE Econ syllabus implemented by Wendy Carlin in the Finanical Times article.

2015 Junior Job Market hires

The Departmental Junior Job Market search is now completed. We are pleased to announce that we have hired two new lecturers who will join the Department in this capacity next academic year: Attila Lindner and Michela Tincani.

Attila Lindner is a labour economist and his research interests span minimum wages, job search, unemployment benefits and labour supply.  To study those topics, Attila has used data from Hungary, Poland and the United States.  Attila will receive his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and holds degrees from Corvinus University and the Central European University.

Michela Tincani is a labour economist with interests in the economics of education, non-cognitive skills and the gender wage gap.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and studied previously at Luiss University and Bocconi University.  Michela has been a post-doctoral research fellow at UCL, a research affiliate with the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (CeMMAP) and the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePO) at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

This has been a very successful hiring process and we would like to thank everybody for attending the talks and contributing to make the whole process a success. Last but not least, the Department would like to thank Aureo de Paula who has run the hiring process efficiently and with an extremely positive attitude.

Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on UCL's lead in curriculum reform using CORE

Few economists were able to foresee the financial crisis. But where is the revolution at universities? Students are now becoming active after becoming fed up because nothing is changing. More...

2014 PGTA Awards

Drayton House renovation

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